POLICE investigating an alleged distraction burglary at an 83-year-old man’s home in Barnsley are appealing for information and for witnesses to come forward.

On the morning of October 18 it's reported that a teenage boy attended an address on the Meadow Crescent area of Royston asking for sponsorship.

The homeowner, an 83-year-old man, sponsored the boy.

Later in the afternoon it's believed that the boy returned to the address and allegedly took a wallet and cash.

The suspect is described as a white male, 14-15 years old, 5 foot 5 inches tall and of slight build with short fair hair.

He was wearing a light blue or grey bomber-style jacket.

Anyone with any information or who believes they may have witnessed this alleged incident is urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 623 of October 18, 2013.

Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.